Todd Adleff

Todd Adleff

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"Todd rocks with a crisp and rootsy sound that has an honest shot of cracking radio in a big way!"

Biography

Nearly forty years ago, John Lennon sang a song called Working Class Hero. In it he lamented the ills of a repressive society, and praised the determined individuals who endured. Todd Adleff, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a man who has fought through many of the battles often associated with music: band break-ups, low funds, and an industry that is obsessed with the quick fix, the pre-packaged, and the willingness to follow trends. Some might say that Todd has already won by continuing to do what he loves. He would, however, argue that the best is yet to come. Recent signs are certainly pointing in that direction. This much about his story is clear: Todd Adleff has been tried, and his music remains true.

Rather than trying to appeal to certain niche groups, Todd has built a following by writing and performing music that has the potential to reach people of all ages. This is evident by the wide-ranging crowds who have recently attended his shows. Often mentioned in the same breath as vocalists Rob Thomas and Glen Philips, Todd grew up listening to Motown artists. His father was a singer, so he developed an appreciation for vocalists who worked at their craft. Inspired by the singers who made soul a living and breathing entity, rather than just a genre, Todd has made it a goal of his to successfully "emote through his voice", as well as through his lyrics. His songs are wonderful contradictions, teaming somber and thought-provoking lyrics with feel-good music that is catchy and memorable upon first listen.

Now based in Pittsburgh and armed with his acoustic guitar, Todd has recently played venues in Philadelphia, New York City, and elsewhere throughout the Northeast. He has also performed at the James Brown Festival in Augusta, Georgia, as well as at several venues on the West Coast including The House Of Blues in Las Vegas. He is determined to do something on stage that connects with his audience. He considers his live show to be "an attempt to allow people to feel" what he is feeling. His ambition and belief in his ability is evident: he states it as his goal to make "a living doing this thing called music", so that he can devote the proper amount of attention to his musical career. Recent events are certainly making that increasingly likely. He has been booked to play the House of Blues in Las Vegas in the coming months. In addition, Todd will be signing with Spyral Records for Digital Distribution via iTunes, Yahoo Music, Rhapsody, AOL Music, and Napster. They will be releasing his new CD, tentatively and aptly titled "Plan B". Finally, Noteborn Music has selected his song, A Thousand Times, for a licensing agreement to be placed in movies, advertisement campaigns, television shows, and more. Despite many years on the road and in the studio, the Todd Adleff story seems to be just beginning.

It is becoming increasingly apparent that Todd Adleff has the characteristics of a successful singer/songwriter. It goes beyond having a way with words and a gift for melody, both of which he has. It also transcends an entertaining live show, which is another intriguing aspect of the Todd Adleff experience. He has continually displayed an uncanny ability to endure. His goal of selling enough music to make a living sounds simple, but the thousands of musicians whose guitars are now covered with dust will attest to the fact that it is not quite so easy. It takes ambition, drive, and an unrelenting work ethic. In other words, it just might take a working class hero to remind people of all that is right in rock n' roll. Todd Adleff is more than willing to play the part. You can also see Todd at www.myspace.com/toddadleff

Lyrics

A Thousand Times

Written By: Todd Adleff

A Thousand Times

Verse

Please don’t be worried, I can take care of my son
Been doing fine all along
And don’t you be sad girl we’ve been playing this game long enough

Don’t want to say I never told you so or that you’d be leaving us

Chorus

Cause I know you and you know me
We’ve been down this road a thousand times before
And it’s all there and it’s plain to see
You need a man that I, I don’t want to be

Verse

Maybe someday you will find out what you should of found once before
How this crazy lifestyle is gonna wind you up more alone than before

Don’t want to say I never told you so or that you’d be coming back for more

Chorus

Cause I know you and you know me
We’ve been down this road a thousand times before
And it’s all there and it’s plain to see
You need a man that I, I don’t want to be
And it’s alright if you feel like your giving up on who you believe
Cause I can understand but I don’t want to be that man
That you want me to be

Bridge

Time only takes a little piece of your heart
But girl in that time, I don’t think you could have taken any more….OH

Chorus

Goodbye

Written By: Todd Adleff

Goodbye

Verse

Sitting inside of these four walls
Watching the tears rolling down
I can’t sit still I’m going crazy inside
Wondering why I’m losing my mind

They say all of our time will come in time
But they don’t know how to get by
We spend our time dying to live living to die
Can you tell me why, Can you tell me why?

Chorus

I can see you laughing in your new life
Can you tell me whats it feel like?
Over and over pictures of you in my mind
I’m so glad I got to say to you
Goodbye

Verse

Sitting inside of these four walls
Searching for a reason
I can’t sit still I’m going crazy tonight
Wondering why I’m losing my mind

Chorus

Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye

Chorus

Goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye

Without You

Written By: Todd Adleff

VERSE
I saw you for an hour this morning, Now it feels like a lifetime

So whatever happens, When we say, I wish this was the last time

I’m driving down this highway, It’s pouring
Your voice like a song on my mind

So whatever happened, To those days, those days that go by

CHORUS
I would’ve held you all through this night
I would’ve taken you for a long ride
But now I feel alone, Without you by my….side

VERSE2
I lay down, I’m fading, It’s crazy
Guess I’ll be dreaming of you tonight

So whatever happened, To those days, those days that go by

CHORUS
I would’ve held you all through this night
I would’ve taken you for a long ride
But now I feel alone, Without you by my….side
Without you by my side, ooh ooh ooh ohh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh

CHORUS
I would’ve held you all through this night
I would’ve taken you for a long ride
But now I feel alone, Without you by my….side

CHORUS
I would’ve held you all through this night
I would’ve taken you for a long ride
But now I feel alone, Without you by my….side

Worry

Written By: Todd Adleff

WORRY

VERSE
You say today that your leaving me
A mistake I know its not worth it for you

Pre Chorus
Say, youll still be my, my friend, cause id like that from you
And I, Im sorry but I

Chorus
Ill break your heart, Ill rip it apart
So don’t worry about me, cause Im worried about you
And ill take your heart, Ill rip it in two
So don’t worry about me cause im worried about you

VERSE
No more will I play this game with you
Please don’t say my name cause I cant listen to this pain

Pre Chorus
Say, youll still be my, my friend, cause id like that from you
And I, Im sorry but I

Chorus
Ill break your heart, Ill rip it apart
So don’t worry about me, cause Im worried about you
And ill take your heart, Ill rip it in two
So don’t worry about me
So don’t worry about me
So don’t worry about me…..OH OH

Chorus
Ill break your heart, Ill rip it apart
So don’t worry about me, cause Im worried about you
And ill take your heart, Ill rip it in two
So don’t worry about me cause im worried about you……….
Im worried about you………………

Chorus
Ill break your heart, Ill rip it apart
So don’t worry about me, cause Im worried about you
And ill take your heart, Ill rip it in two
So don’t worry about me cause im worried about you

Discography

Todd Adleff - Road Songs - Full length CD
2001

Reality & Have You Ever, Released on the GRUV, Inc. Compilation 2003

Todd Adleff, 3 Song EP 2004
Tracks Incude:

(1). A Thousand Times
(2). Goodbye
(3). Some People

Todd
"Plan B"
The new full length CD available Feb.2007

Set List

Typically a 45min to an hour set

A Thousand Times
Goodbye
Some People
Piece By Piece
7 nights 8 days
For A Night
These Days
Reality
Clover
Worry
Only God Knows
Whenever
Sunday Morning
Knight Tonight
Without You
Perfect Picture
Jamie
Simple Man
Jersey Summer